Floods kill four in Nghe An province

Floods caused by torrential rains over the past few days killed four people in the central province of Nghe An as of September 21, the provincial Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Search-and-Rescue reported.

Tang Phan village in Na Ngoi commune, Ky Son district is isolated by floods (Source: VNA)

Flooding also wrecked nine houses, swamped nearly 2,500 hectares of rice and food crops, and damaged 14 irrigation works and 40 kilometres of roads, with property losses amounting to VND 191 billion  (US$ 8.4 million).

Although the rain has eased, Nghe An is facing a high risk of landslides at mountains and river banks.

The committee, together with People’s Committees of Nghe An city and towns and districts, is working around the clock to update information about flooding and promptly take countermeasures.

Local farmers have been guided to harvest the remaining of the summer-winter crop to cut losses.

The province also asked localities to tighten the management and supervision of local people’s travelling, especially at dangerous areas.

Since September 12, torrential rains have triggered flooding in Ca River, the largest in Nghe An province, with the water level measured at 3.67 metres on September 21.

Source: VNA

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